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Vandoorne: Tyres the key difference between F1 and Super Formula

Stoffel Vandoorne, a recent debutant in both Formula 1 and Japanese series Super Formula, says the biggest difference between the two categories lies in the tyres. The reigning GP2 champion, Vandoorne scored a point on his F1 debut in Bahrain as he subbed for the injured Fernando Alonso at McLaren, before ascending the Suzuka podium […]

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Stoffel Vandoorne claims podium finish on Super Formula debut

McLaren Formula 1 reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne claimed a podium finish on his debut in the Japanese Super Formula series at Suzuka. The reigning GP2 champion, who finished in the points on his F1 debut with McLaren standing in for Fernando Alonso in the Bahrain Grand Prix earlier this month, claimed third place for the […]

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Stoffel Vandoorne on track.

Vandoorne: I showed McLaren what I’m capable of

Stoffel Vandoorne believes he showed the McLaren team what he is capable of with his point-scoring debut in the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Belgian got a last-minute call to replace Fernando Alonso this weekend after the Spaniard was not cleared to drive following his crash in Melbourne. Vandoorne outqualified teammate Jenson Button and went on […]

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McLaren F1 reserve Stoffel Vandoorne seals Honda Super Formula seat

McLaren Formula 1 reserve Stoffel Vandoorne has completed his deal to race in Japan’s Super Formula series in 2016. The reigning GP2 champion will line up with the Honda-powered Dandelion team that he tested with at Suzuka last year. Vandoorne, whose drive was announced as part of Honda’s confirmation of its 2016 motorsport plans, recently said […]

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2015 GP2 Series Round 11.
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Saturday 28 November 2015.
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) 
Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
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Vandoorne: No guarantees of McLaren F1 seat in 2017

GP2 series champion Stoffel Vandoorne says he has been given no guarantees that he will have a race seat at the McLaren Formula 1 team in 2017. The Belgian dominated GP2 during the 2015 season, taking seven wins and 16 podiums on his way to the title. But despite his commanding year, Vandoorne has found […]

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Stoffel Vandoorne believes he can avoid Kevin Magnussen’s F1 fate

McLaren reserve Stoffel Vandoorne hopes his proposed Super Formula campaign will boost his chances of a 2017 Formula 1 drive and avoid him suffering the same fate as Kevin Magnussen. After a season racing alongside Jenson Button at McLaren in 2014, Magnussen was demoted to reserve as the team chose to keep Button in the […]

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McLaren happy for Stoffel Vandoorne to race in Super Formula

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says competing in Japan’s Super Formula class would be a “good preparation” for Stoffel Vandoorne before stepping up to Formula 1. Vandoorne romped to the 2015 GP2 title, but with F1 world champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button sticking around, McLaren has no room to promote its junior star. With […]

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2015 GP2 Series Round 11.
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Saturday 28 November 2015.
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix).
Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.
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VANDOORNE BLAZES TO VICTORY

Belgian wins again in Abu Dhabi Stoffel Vandoorne has handed his team the perfect leaving gift by closing out his championship winning season with victory in the final feature race tonight in Abu Dhabi. His seventh win of the year also claimed the record for most wins in a season, to his obvious delight as […]

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ART GRAND PRIX CLAIMS TEAMS’ TITLE AT SAKHIR

Pirelli Round 10 round up ART Grand Prix driver Stoffel Vandoorne won the first race in Bahrain to claim the teams’ crown alongside his driver world title clinched in Russia. The P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres were nominated. Bahrain was a comparatively late addition to the calendar, brought in to […]

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2015 GP2 Series Round 10.
Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain
Friday 20 November 2015.
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) & Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) 
Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.
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VANDOORNE LEADS MATSUSHITA FOR AN ART 1-2

ART Grand Prix take team title at Bahrain International Circuit It was a glorious day for Stoffel Vandoorne and Nobuharu Matsushita as the pair finished first and second in today’s action packed feature race at Sakhir. With this result, the teammates gave ART Grand Prix the 2015 Teams’ title. Mitch Evans completed the podium. It […]

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2015 GP2 Series Round 9.
Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia.
Saturday 10 October 2015.
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix).
Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.
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Vandoorne locks down Super Formula test

McLaren young driver Stoffel Vandoorne will join the Super Formula rookie test at Suzuka later this month as he edges closer a deal to race in the Japanese category next year, Motorsport.com can reveal. With his Formula 1 opportunities having dried up in the wake of uncertainty about the future of the Manor team, the […]

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2015 GP2 Series Round 9. 
Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia 
Sunday 11 October 2015.
Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) celebrates winning the GP2 Championship.
Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service. 
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THOUGHTS OF A CHAMPION – STOFFEL VANDOORNE

GP2 Series: Stoffel Vandoorne, GP2 Series Champion. How does that sound? Stoffel Vandoorne: It sounds pretty good! We knew before coming here that was our target. We could have done it yesterday, but things did not go 100% our way. But crossing the line in fourth today ahead of Alex Rossi was enough to do […]

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